Scientific Teams and NIH Program Officials

Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, research projects are divided into six teams based on scientific topic. NIH scientific leadership and program officials for each of these topics communicate NIH HEAL Initiative research funding and research plans. At the direction of the NIH HEAL Initiative Executive Committee, these plans are shared with the Multi-Disciplinary Working Group and with NIH Advisory Councils, when appropriate, before final approval by the NIH HEAL Initiative Executive Committee.

Teams and their co-chairs are as follows:

Novel Medication Options for Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction

New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction

Preclinical and Translational Research in Pain Management

Clinical Research in Pain Management

Enhanced Outcomes for Infants and Children Exposed to Opioids